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Well since it's a 40 footer its defintiely a 5th wheel. 16,400 max weight for 5th wheel, but gcwr is 23,000. I know the 2008-2010 trucks are heavy so lets call it 8,500 lbs... 23,000 - 8,500 = 14,500 max 5th wheel size (without getting into tongue weight and so forth). Your insurance could deny a claim if something ever happened and they proved you were negligent in towing over the trucks legal limit.
You already made the purchase and ideally you would want to step up to a dually, but that's been stated. If the toyhauler doesn't have brakes on each axle then that would be a big plus in stopping that thing. Pulling it isn't an issue. Gears may help your tranny in the long run (maybe 4.10s). Airbags are going to be a must (plus riding level won't blind oncoming traffic). Make sure you have a high enough load range on the trucks tires (E definitely; a blow out would suck especially considering its a SRW). Maybe consider a brake upgrade (not necessarily big brake kit, but good rotors, pads, steel braided brake lines)
You said mostly flat towing and carrying a sandrail. Are you in Cali going to glamis mostly?
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2006 F-250 CCLB Lariat FX4
4" Rancho Lift with Wireless Ride adjustment (came with truck)
35" Toyo A/T Tires on 20" Eagle Alloys
Barder Stage 2 turbo
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ARP Head Studs
Bulletproof EGR Cooler
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